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WD Blue 250GB Internal SSD Solid State Drive (WDS250G1B0A ) Review

With an evolving technology, consumers demand faster means of getting things done & using time productively. Smart devices offer consumers the solution they are looking for. Gone are the days of regular hard drives with spinning heads and the endless time taken in reading and writing data. Retrieving information would seem like a task in itself; not to mention the time to load and get access to the information. With the ever-changing technology we have witnessed a lot of variations on this front.  This is exactly where the WD Blue SSD steps in.

 

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The WD Blue SSD comes in 250 GB, 500GB and 1 TB capacities. It is much more durable than a mechanical hard drive as it is shock resistant; hence making it more compatible and reliable for notebooks and other mobile computing devices.

Specs & Features :Capacity: 250GB

  • Interface: SATA III (6.0 Gb/s)
  • Form Factor of 2.5”/7mm cased, M.2 2280
  • Sequential read: up to 545MB/s
  • Sequential Write: up to 525MB/s
  • Meantime to Failure (MTTF): 1.75M hours
  • Endurance Rating 200 TBWWD FIT Lab Certification for compatibility across a wide range of laptops and desktops
  • 3 Year limited warranty
  • Data Transfer Speed : 6GB/second
  • Free downloadable WD SSD Dashboard to monitor the status of the drive.

Packaging & Design :

First encounter with the package might feel like it’s empty. Yes! That’s how light the device is. The packaging was neat and simple. The WD Blue SSD is all that is included in the box. It is encased in a plastic shell to prevent damage to it during shipping.

Performance :

The SSDs are much faster than regular Hard Drives. We ran some test on a program called BootRacer, to monitor the boot time and detect slow startup programs. On installing applications like Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro for photo and video editing; we observed that the images rendered were faster by double the speed in comparison to our old HDD. The boot time for our newly installed Windows 10 Professional took less than 8 seconds, which is pretty amazing for a budget SSD.

Western Digital didn’t stop on just providing this drive though; they give you useful software to make it much better. The WD SSD Dashboard tool can be used to monitor the drive’s health and this includes an indicator of total wear & tear.

One can sign up for SMS alerts or Emails when the drive’s temperature or health crossed the set limitations. The software has an easy to user interface, also enabling the user to update the firmware version with no hassles.

 

WD Blue SSD is based on TLC Flash (Triple-Layer-Cell) and the SLC (Single Layer Cache) technology. The WD F.I.T certificate is a result of these two mixes. 
The device supports S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) for faster outputs; making the device highly reliable.

Pros:


  • Ideal for Gamers, Content creators, & PC enthusiasts
  • Support for a range of technologies
  • Low on power consumption

 

Verdict :
WD Blue’s performance indicators have showcased it as a very promising product. It raises the performance bar to a very appealing level when compared to the traditional 5400 or 7200 hard drives. The TLC flash technology has a role to play in this by contributing in terms of storage and high performance levels. Laptop users can elatedly go for this device as the power consumption of the device is very low.
The device supports thermal heating and protects data in case of unfortunate events. Given its easy pricing and the pool of qualities; WD Blue SSD 250 GB is the perfect choice to go for.

Price in India : 

This all new WD Blue SSD is now available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities at MRPs of Rs. 6599, Rs. 12,846.65 and Rs. 39,949 respectively.

 

 

WD Blue 250GB Internal Solid State Drive (WDS250G1B0A)

With superior performance and a leader in reliability, the WD Blue SSD offers digital storage that is optimized for multi-tasking and ready to keep up with your high performance computing needs. Available in both 2.5-inch/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors and WD’s Functional Integrity Te…

 

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